TWISTED SISTER’s DEE SNIDER: ‘I Don’t Think I’ll Do Any More Shows’

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that he would not suppose he’ll play any extra reside exhibits.

The 67-year-old singer addressed the opportunity of returning to the stage whereas answering a fan query on Twitter about performing within the Springfield, Illinois space sooner or later. Snider wrote on Might 17: “I’m Dee Downer tonight. No, I do not tour anymore. I do not even suppose I will do any extra exhibits. I am specializing in writing, directing and producing. Sorry man.”

When one fan responded, “You have stated this earlier than… I imagine nothing!”, Dee countered with: “Nicely TWISTED SISTER hasn’t reunited…” One other fan then wrote, “But…?”, to which Snider replied: “I would not maintain your breath. @TwistedSisterNY promised ourselves we would not be like each different band, doing a farewell, then coming again. We all the time thought of {that a} bullshit, pussy transfer…. Yeah, you realize who I am speaking about (each artist who pulled that shit).”

He later added in a separate tweet: “To additional expound…I do not suppose any band ought to retire until they wish to. Keep endlessly; your followers don’t need you to go. However do not say farewell, promote us the upper priced ticket, the goodbye program, and the ‘No Extra Excursions’ t-shirt…then come again a few years later!”

Dee beforehand touched upon the subject of bands who come out of retirement for a brand new tour, equivalent to MÖTLEY CRÜE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, throughout a 2020 interview with Final Guitar. On the time, he stated: “I feel it is bullshit. Whenever you say farewell… RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE breaks up — that is not retirement. They broke up, they usually reformed, and that is nice. However once you do a farewell tour, and also you announce this, and also you promote tickets, and you’ve got a t-shirt that claims ‘No Extra Excursions’ — thanks very a lot, Ozzy [Osbourne], I purchased a kind of — and then you definitely come again, that is bullshit. So once you say, ‘We’re retiring,’ folks now do not take it critically. So, you realize, it is like a joke, and I feel that part of it’s that these artists don’t have anything else occurring. And I understand that — with out taking part in, they haven’t any profession.”

In March 2020, Dee informed SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” that he had “no plans” to carry out with TWISTED SISTER ever once more. “I’ve heard folks [talk about it], and I simply shrug my shoulders,” he stated. “The thought of being 100 on that stage terrifies me.

“I created a persona and a efficiency degree for myself that I painted myself right into a nook,” he continued. “And there is a customary that individuals count on and that I count on of myself. And actually, I am afraid of injuring myself as a result of my ego is simply too huge to not thrash about.

“I’ve acquired no plans on the horizon,” Dee reiterated. “And simply the thought of a bunch of lumbering previous dudes on a stage… I am not impressed with a variety of the reunions. I will not title names, however one which’s out there was performing for approach too lengthy of their reunion, they usually stand there at their microphones with nearly no motion in any respect. I used to be shocked to see a band that was everywhere in the stage simply standing there frozen in place… For my cash, that is not the reminiscence I would like folks to have of me and TWISTED SISTER.

“So, I’ve no plans. Folks say, ‘By no means say by no means.’ However there’s nothing on the horizon.”

In 2016, TWISTED SISTER launched into one remaining trek, titled “Forty And Fuck It”, in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. These exhibits featured the band’s “core lineup” of Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, guitarist Eddie Ojeda and bassist Mark Mendoza, together with drummer Mike Portnoy. The band’s last-ever live performance came about in November of that yr — 20 months after the passing of TWISTED‘s longtime drummer A.J. Pero.

TWISTED SISTER‘s authentic run ended within the late ’80s. After greater than a decade, the band publicly reunited in November 2001 to high the invoice of New York Metal, a hard-rock profit live performance to lift cash for the New York Police And Fireplace Widows’ And Youngsters’s Profit Fund.

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